Enamel hypoplasia

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Enamel hypoplasia
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 K00.4
ICD-9-CM 520.4

Enamel hypoplasia is a defect of the teeth in which the enamel is hard but thin and deficient in amount,[1] caused by defective enamel matrix formation with a deficiency of vitamin D in the body. Usually the condition involves part of the tooth having a pit in it. In some cases, the natural enamel crown has a hole in it, and in extreme cases, the tooth has no enamel, which doesn't mean the tooth doesn't exist because dentin is also a component of teeth.


It can be caused by any of the following:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ash, Major M., Jr. and Nelson, S.J (2003). Dental anatomy, physiology, and occlusion (8th ed.). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-9382-2. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Kanchan T, Machado M, Rao A, Krishan K, Garg AK (Apr 2015). "Enamel hypoplasia and its role in identification of individuals: A review of literature". Indian J Dent (Revisión) 6 (2): 99–102. doi:10.4103/0975-962X.155887. PMC 4455163. PMID 26097340. 
  3. ^ Dental Enamel Defects and Celiac Disease National Institute of Health (NIH)
  4. ^ Ferraz EG, Campos Ede J, Sarmento VA, Silva LR (2012). "The oral manifestations of celiac disease: information for the pediatric dentist". Pediatr Dent (Review) 34 (7): 485–8. PMID 23265166. 
  5. ^ Giuca MR, Cei G, Gigli F, Gandini P (2010). "Oral signs in the diagnosis of celiac disease: review of the literature". Minerva Stomatol (Review) 59 (1–2): 33–43. PMID 20212408. 

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